model First 45
length 45
builder Beneteau
loa 46’2
lwl 44’11
beam 13’9
draft 6.6′ / 7’10 /9′
displacement 23,369 lbs
ballast 8,543 lbs
engine(s) Yanmar 54hp Saidrive
designer Phillipe Briand
fuel 53 gallons
water 140 gallons
Mast Height @ DWL 67’11
Interior Designer Veerle Battiau

Photo Credit : Gilles Martin-Raget

Launched in 2006, the First 50 set the benchmark for the First range.
The many awards received worldwide since its launch, reflect its hugely successful impact on customers and the trade. That impetus now continues with the launch of the First 45.

Designed in close cooperation between Beneteau and Philippe Briand Yacht Design, the First 45 is offered with a large cruising equipment as standard. In the S version, the key words are Seduction and Comfort, whilst the Regatta version (choice of aluminum or carbon mast) is focused on performance for a program more racing than cruising: of course, there’s a choice of keel (shallow-draft cast iron as standard and lead deep-draft in option) for all versions, to suit everyone’s needs and all geographical areas.